NOTICE: "Be advised that as we further reorganize the School of Biblical & Theological studies, change to course requirements may be made, Syllabus updated, classes added and courses deleted; however, for students currently enrolled as of November 11, 2021 every endeavor will be made not to interfere with your current track of study."
* Accepting only Diploma and Undergrads during 2022
* Some courses require book purchases
* Accepting only Diploma and Undergrads during 2022
* Some courses require book purchases
Department of Apologetics (APOL)
Inspiration & Preservation (5 credits): A comprehensive study that explains where the Bible came from, how it was written, and how it has been preserved and passed down to us today.
New Age & the Bible (2 credits): Is the new age movement effecting how people interpret Bible truth? How should a Christian respond to this problem?
Manuscript Evidence (1 credit): An overview of manuscripts, text-types, textual criticism, translation methods, and Bible versions.
Creation Science (1 credit): Creation Science Seminar (15 hours of video) & seminar workbook.
Department of Bible (BIBL)
Hermeneutics (2 credits): Teaches systematic methods for effective Bible study.
Survey of the Bible (6 credits): A book-by-book study that will provide the student with a working knowledge of the entire Bible.
Bible Customs and Practices (3 credits): Understanding of Bible passages is enhanced by learning the various customs and lifestyles of the people and places where the Bible stories transpired.
Bible Geography (3 credits): Provides the student with an understanding of the geography of the world during Bible times.
The Book of Genesis (3 credits): A verse-by-verse study of the first book of the Bible.
The Book of Exodus (3 credits): A verse-by-verse study of the second book of the Bible.
The Book of Leviticus (2 credits): A verse-by-verse study of the third book of the Bible.
The Book of Numbers (3 credits): A verse-by-verse study of the fourth book of the Bible.
The Book of Deuteronomy (3 credits): A verse-by-verse study of the fifth book of the Bible.
The Book of Joshua (3 credits): A verse-by-verse study of the sixth book of the Bible.
The Book of Judges (1 credit): A verse-by-verse study of the seventh book of the Bible
The Book of Ruth (1 credit): A verse-by-verse study of the eight book of the Bible.
I & II Samuel (3 credits): A verse-by-verse study of the first two historical books in the Old Testament.
I & II Kings (3 credits): A verse-by-verse study of these two historical books.
I & II Chronicles (3 credits): A verse-by-verse study of the final two historical books.
The Book of Ezra (1 credit): A verse-by-verse study of the life and ministry of Ezra.
The Book of Nehemiah (1 credit): A verse-by-verse study of the life and ministry of Nehemiah.
The Book of Esther (1 credit): A verse-by-verse study of Esther.
The Book of Job (3 credits): A verse-by-verse study of the book of Job.
The Book of Psalms (4 credits): A verse-by-verse study of the Psalms.
Wisdom from Proverbs (4 credits): Practical instructions on holy living and Christian maturity.
The Book of Ecclesiastes (1 credit): A verse-by-verse study of the book of Ecclesiastes.
The Song of Solomon (1 credit): A verse-by-verse, passage-by-passage study of one of the richest yet most often neglected books in the Bible.
The Book of Daniel (2 credits): A verse-by-verse study of the book of Daniel
The Book of Zechariah (1 credit): A verse-by-verse study of the book of Zechariah
The Gospel of Matthew (12 credits): A verse-by-verse study of the Gospel of Matthew. Special emphasis is placed upon Jesus being the King of the Jews. This detailed course contains 200 hours of recorded lectures and requires extensive reading.
The Gospel of Mark (5 credits): A verse-by-verse study of the Gospel of Mark.
The Gospel of Luke (16 credits): A verse-by-verse study of the Gospel of Luke. Special emphasis is placed upon Jesus being the Son of Man. This detailed course contains 260 hours of recorded lectures and requires extensive reading.
The Gospel of John (2 credits)
The Acts of the Apostles (3 credits)
The Epistle to the Romans (1 credit)
The Epistle to the Corinthians (2 credits)
The Epistle to the Galatians (1 credit): A verse-by-verse study of Galatians.
The Epistle to the Ephesians (4 credits): A verse-by-verse study of Ephesians.
The Epistle to the Philippians (1 credit)
The Epistle to the Colossians (1 credit): A verse-by-verse study of Colossians.
The First Epistle to the Thessalonians (2 credits): A verse-by verse study of I Thessalonians.
The Second Epistle to the Thessalonians (1 credit): A verse-by-verse study of II Thessalonians.
I & II Timothy (4 credits): A verse-by-verse study of Paul's epistles to Timothy.
Titus & Philemon (2 credits): Verse-by-verse and topical study of these 2 books of the Bible.
The Epistle to the Hebrews (2 credits)
The Book of James (2 credits): A verse-by-verse study of the book of James.
I & II Peter (4 credits): A Verse by verse study of the Books of I & II Peter.
I, II, & III John (4 credits): A verse-by-verse study of the 3 epistles of John.
The Book of Jude (1 credit): A verse-by-verse and topical study of Jude.
The Revelation of Jesus Christ (5 credits): A verse-by-verse study of the last book of the Bible.
Department of Biblical Counseling (BICO)
Does the Church Need Psychology? (3 credits): Emphasizes the sufficiency of the Bible, the Holy Spirit, and prayer for dealing with the needs of people.
Marriage Counseling (4 credits): Pre-marital advice, problems that occur during a marriage, divorce, re-marriage, and ministering to divorced church members and preachers are issues that are covered from the biblical perspective.
The Christian Wife (3 credits): Course description coming soon.
Dealing With Divorce (1 credit): A study of the causes and effects of divorce. How to counsel in order to prevent divorce and how to counsel those who have already been divorced.
Pastoral Counseling (3 credits): Discovers various approaches to establishing relationships with church members. Special emphasis is placed upon how to handle different types of church members.
Great Women of the Bible (1 credit): A study of the lives of Biblical characters.
Biblical Modesty (1 credit): Modesty is "looked-down" upon in modern society. This study encourages modest apparel while demonstrating an increase in personal confidence and self-actualization.
Biblical Truths for Ladies (1 Credit): Course description coming soon.
Department of Ministry (MIN)
NEW COURSE: (3 Credits) Introduction to Hospice Chaplaincy. Many in ministry have to deal with death after a person dies; however, what is provided before death to the patient and the family can have lasting impact on their lives as well as yours. This course requires becoming a volunteer with a local Hospice agency.
Missionary Leadership (2 credits): Practical instruction from seasoned missionaries on how to motivate and lead a congregation when serving in an alien culture.
Jewish Awareness & Evangelism (1 credit): Teaches the student to use the Old Testament scriptures to share the Christian faith with Jewish people in a tactful and respectful manner.
Discipleship Training (2 credits): A practical course in how to disciple into maturity new converts and new church members.
Biographies of Great Preachers (3 credits): A study of the lives of many preachers who were used of God in the previous generations.
Practical Wisdom for Ministers (4 credits): Taught by Baptist preachers with years of experience - this course surveys typical problems encountered in the ministry and offers solutions.
Church Leadership (2 credits): Dr. Roberson always says, "Everything rises and falls on leadership." In 20 video lessons Dr. Roberson teaches you how to be the leader that God has called you to be.
Homiletics (4 credits): Learn how to develop and deliver topical, textual, and expository sermons. At the courses end the student will be evaluated on three full-length sermons.
Understanding Church Splits (1 credit): Topics include: How to Detect an Upcoming Split, How to Avoid a Split, When to Encourage a Split, How to Survive a Split, and How to Heal a Fractured Church. All instruction is given by preachers who have experienced church splits. Hundreds of pastors/churches world-wide have benefited from this excellent material.
The Bus Ministry (2 credits): Methods for reaching children and families through the use of buses and vans.
Youth Ministry (1 credit): A practical how-to course for those who desire to minister to youth through the local church.
The Life of the Apostle Paul (5 credits): A verse by verse study of the Book of Acts reveals the life and lifestyle of the Apostle Paul. This course contains nearly 75 hours of tape-recorded lessons.
Sign Language (1 credit): Learn to minister to the deaf by communicating with them in their own language. This video course is taught by veteran sign-language teacher Dr. Cathy Rice.
Ministry Internship (6 credits): The student spends six months as an intern serving under the pastor of a local church. This allows the student to receive credit toward their degree while receiving hands-on experience in a structured work environment.
Department of Religious Education (REED)
How To Tutor (1 credit): Explains basic strategies that can be used by parents, siblings, and teachers to successfully tutor children in the foundational subjects of Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic.
Education Internship (6 credits): The student spends six months as an intern serving under the administrator of a Christian educational institution. This allows the student to receive credit toward their degree while receiving hands-on experience in a structured work environment.
Department of Sacred History (SAHI)
Judeo-Christian History (6 credits): A comprehensive study of the writings of Josephus and Philo.
Church History: (3 Credits) Covering topics such as Baptist History, The Trail of Blood, Definitions and the New Testament Church. This course offers an opportunity to understand what a New Testament Church really is.
History of Western Civilization (12 credits): Starting with its oriental heritage, the progression of western civilization is studied through the time of Napoleon. Special emphasis is placed upon the effects that the time of Christ and the reformation had on the development of our society.
Alternative History (2 credits): A study of history from the “conspiratorial” viewpoint. Special emphasis is given to methods that “conspiracy theory” teachers have used to incorporate Bible prophecy into their teachings.
History of Baptists (3 credits): This course defines what a Baptist is and how the Baptist churches have been perpetuated throughout the ages.
America’s Spiritual History (2 credits): The Christian heritage of America from the Mayflower Compact to the present day.
The Life of Charles Spurgeon (4 credits): A detailed study of the life and ministry of the “Prince of Preachers.”
The Life of Dwight Moody (2 credits): A detailed study of the life and ministry of the man who many consider to have been the greatest American preacher of the 19th Century.
The History of Greece and Rome (2 Credits): The relationship between the Greeks and the Romans has virtually no parallel in world history. A cultural, religious, social, and political history of these two civilizations.
Emperors of the Roman Empire (2 credits): They are said to be the most powerful rulers who ever lived. For more than five centuries they presided over a multi-ethnic empire that was nearly always at war, either with their neighbors, or with with rebellious factions within the empire itself. The lack of clear rules of succession meant that most of them died violently. The emperors of Rome governed a realm that straddled three continents and covered more than 32 modern nation-states, with a population numbering about 60 million. Their impact upon the history of the world is incalculable.
Events that Changed History (2 credits): A detailed examination of 30 landmark events that forever changed the world.
Department of Sacred Literature (SALI)
Latin Antiquities (6 credits): Study of the Ante-Nicene Fathers, Latin Christianity and its Founder Tertullian. I. Apologetic, II. Anti-Marcion, III. Ethical.
General Reading Credit: Students receive credit for reading and summarizing books from an approved list of “classics.”
Department of Sacred Music (SAMU) NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Hymnology (2 credits): A comprehensive study of the great hymns of the faith with special emphasis placed on the history of each hymn and the message it proclaims.
Basic Vocal Instruction (1 credit): Attend an old-fashioned gospel "singing school" by way of video. Without any prior knowledge of music you will be able to sight-read music, recognize and sing shape notes, know how to determine sing your part, harmonize, develop timing, etc.
Music Analysis (1 credit): Various types of music are analyzed and compared in this study of the three basic elements of music: melody, harmony, and rhythm.
Playing Hymns by Ear (1 credit): This course teaches basic drills that will enable the serious student to listen to any piece of music and play it successfully.
Musical Ministry Internship (6 credits): The student spends six months as an intern serving under the pastor or music minister of a local church. This allows the student to receive credit toward their degree while receiving hands-on experience in a structured work environment.
Voice/Instrumental Lessons: SB&TS will award one credit for every sixteen hours of local instruction that the student receives from an approved voice or instrument teacher.
Department of Theology (THEO)
Bible Doctrines (3 credits): Teaches the fundamental doctrines of the Bible.
The Biblical Doctrine of Justice (3 credits): The late Dr. Jack Hyles, Pastor of the World’s Largest Baptist Church, said that this is “the most profound course that has been taught in a college – any college.”
The Biblical Doctrine of Jurisdiction (1 credits): God is the “lawgiver,” He ordained government, and He set the bounds of its jurisdiction. A Biblical Study on the role and limitations of government.
The Biblical Doctrine of Justification (1 credit): A study in how sinful man is made righteous in the sight of a holy God.
Demonology (1 credit): A theological study of Satan,. Demons, demon possession, and related subjects.
Numerology (1 credit): Study of the use, meaning, and typology of numbers in scripture.
Soteriology (2 credits): A detailed study of the doctrine of salvation.
Prayer (4 credits): Teaches the doctrine and mechanics of prayer with a hope that the student will develop a more intimate prayer life.
Ecclesiology I (3 credits): An introductory course on the doctrine of the church. Special emphasis is placed on the purpose and importance of the local church.
Ecclesiology II (3 credits): Study topics include Christ’s headship over His church, the church as the “body of Christ,” the authority that the church exercises as Christ’s body, church/state issues, how the church relates to the world around it, etc.
Jewish Feasts and Holidays (1 credit): A comprehensive overview of Old Testament feasts and other Jewish holidays.
Life of Christ (2 credits): A biographical survey of the life of Jesus Christ.
The Old Testament Tabernacle (1 credit): A detailed study of the architecture and ministry of the Tabernacle.
The Doctrine of Heaven (1 credit): What will Heaven be like? This course is a complete study of Heaven.
Answering Questions from the Bible (3)
Biblical Truths for Ladies (1)
Cults and False Religions (4)
Philosophy of Education (4)
The Christian Wife (3)
Understanding American Government (2)
The Sunday School (3)
Other Types of Credit
Credit by Thesis: A student may earn three credits toward their degree for every 10,000 words (undergraduate), 12,500 words (Master's level), or 15,000 words (Doctoral level) written as the result of independent research on approved topics.
Life Experience Credit: A student may receive as many as 50 undergraduate credits or 10 Master's level credits as the result of knowledge that they have gained through life, work, and ministry experience. If you would like for SB&TS to determine if you are eligible for this type of credit, please submit a resume of teaching and ministry experience to the school for evaluation. We will also consider awarding credit to the student for books that the student has written, research the student has conducted, etc.
Seminar Attendance: Credit will be awarded for instruction the student receives as the result of attending approved seminars. To determine if you are eligible for this credit submit a list of all seminars that you have completed (or that you plan to attend) and we will inform you as to how many credits (if any) you will receive. Include in this listing the number of hours of instruction you received at each seminar and the # pages of reading that accompanied the seminar instruction. We will need proof of your having attended the seminar.
Apprenticeship Programs: Many home school organizations offer college level apprenticeship programs. Your participation in one of these programs may qualify you for advanced standing in an undergraduate program. Please contact the school for details.